The Hell Ride, as the name suggests, is not fun. You will not enjoy the 45-minute ride to the top of Phoenix’s South Mountain. You will not smile as you pedal your fixed-gear bike across nearly eight miles of terrain that rises 1,300 feet in elevation. With a forecast temperature high of 109 degrees, you will feel as if you’re riding through an oven. But you won’t be riding alone – expert cyclists from Tempe’s State Bicycle Co., organizers of the ride, will be right beside you along with dozens of others. And if you’re first to the top, you’ll get a cash prize and jersey crowning you King of the Mountain along with the commemorative cycling cap and patch given to every person who finishes. Almost... More >>>